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Ming the So What PDF or image of cool Change says Szwed was the driving force in both Davis' life and music as uickly as he established a new direction in his music and a new identity he would radically reinvent both He seemed to thrive on close musical relationships playing with jazz greats from Charlie Parker to John Coltrane and working with Dizzy Gillespie Sonny Rollins Wayne Shorter and composer Gil Evans among others and yet the enduring image of Davis is of a What The Life PDFEPUB #10003 lone figure famously turning his ba My uest to learn a little about jazz continued with this biography of Miles Davis And yes I learned a ton about the music I also learned that Davis was a monumental asshole The strength of the biography is in these two areas the musical history and clear explication of the different styles of jazz and the honest portrayal of the artist as monsterI would have been happy with a little critical take on Miles s last fifteen years when he pretty much phoned it in and also won a handful of Grammys further proof that the Grammy is a joke But my biggest complaint is that the book fails to adeuately explain what happened during the most critical phase of Miles s life One minute he s a junkie has been struggling to get clean and put together a band then suddenly he s producing the most highly acclaimed music in the history of jazz There was so much happening during this time and far too few pages devoted to making sense of itNow excuse me while I try to hunt down a copy of his version of Scritti Politti s Perfect Way

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So What The Life of Miles Davis

The Life PDF #10003 Musical The Life of Miles Kindle genius visionary artist enigma than ten years after his death Miles Davis still looms large as a cultural icon In this the first new biography since Davis' death John Szwed draws on various archives and never before published interviews with those who knew him to produce the richest and most revealing portrait of Miles Davis to date The shy son of What The Life of Miles Kindle a dentist from Illinois Miles Dewey Davis III would go through several transformations before beco A very informative readA read at times that gets informative to the point of musical theory and breakdownWhat the heck is a chromatic scale Or 44 I am not a musicianThese minuscule uibbles aside I found John Szwed s biography to be well researched and objectiveObjective in terms of factsOn the other hand it is uite noticeable that John is a huge fan of Miles Davis and his influenceThe author doesn t sway from the unflattering spousal abuse drugs insecurities but will go on rants about how amazing Davis was in nearly everything he didThese opinions to me are subjectiveI have many Miles Davis albums and some I do not ownAt times Miles Davis did seem lost to meon a search musically all of which the author acknowledgeswhether it was great is another storyStill I feel like I know all there is to know about the manI don t feel like anything was left outThe last years of his life seemed rushed after spending so much time detailing his youth but still I feel like the meat and potatoes of it all were sharedA few surprises in here for sureA portrait painted of a tortured man in search of truth through music

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Ck on the audience He was at the peak of his career having achieved star status when he withdrew from the spotlight spending years as a recluse These seeming contradictions fueled the myths surrounding the man but Szwed's insights into Davis' personality and artistic creativity shed new light on his life from his turbulent relationships to his drug use and mysterious last days Elegantly written and carefully researched So What is the authoritative life What The Life of Miles Kindle of an artist who was always ahead of his time Miles Davis like many a creative soul in fact like the majority of human beings was a multi facted personna On one hand he was a near genius musician an exemplary example of those rare talents who always continue to push the envelope throughout their careers He produced some of the greatest albums of the 20th century and managed to fuse two musical genres forming what we now refer to as fusion jazz He was both god and demon A man with drive and vision All the individual bits that came together are found here in this book along with Miles Davis serial womaniser his dis like of racism his narcotic abuses his rages and intolerancesIt may not be the first or best biography of one of Jazz s most applauded son s but it is worth the read


10 thoughts on “So What The Life of Miles Davis

  1. says:

    In the past few days I immersed myself into the life of Miles Davis through the pen of John Szwed I read from 10 pm when the kids wen

  2. says:

    A well written book that devotes eual space to Miles as a person and Miles as a musicianThe person is troubled but the musician is a genius I love the music but not sure I can forgive him for punching John Coltrane

  3. says:

    A very informative readA read at times that gets informative to the point of musical theory and breakdownWhat the heck is a chromatic scale O

  4. says:

    This is a great book I haven't read any of the other existing autobiographies or books about Davis so I don't have much to compare to but the

  5. says:

    The best book on Miles that I’ve read and I’ve read uite a few A great place to start if you want an introduction to the life and

  6. says:

    My uest to learn a little about jazz continued with this biography of Miles Davis And yes I learned a ton about the music I also learned that Davis was a monumental asshole The strength of the biography is in these two areas the musical history and clear explication of the different styles of jazz and the honest portrayal of the artist as monsterI would have been happy with a little critical take on Miles's last fifteen years when he pre

  7. says:

    Miles Davis like many a creative soul in fact like the majority of human beings was a multi facted personna On one hand he was a near genius musician; an exemplary example of those rare talents who always continue to 'pus

  8. says:

    This is the second time I've read this book The first was in college Of all the Davis bios I've read this is my favorite especially now that I'm much familiar with his entire body of work Szwed presents a complete

  9. says:

    Szwed has provided a good overview of Davis his personal relationships and how they influenced his creative process from for

  10. says:

    I suppose my opinions of this would be different if I had read other miles bios before reading this it was thorough but full of impressions than facts and I liked it for that

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